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: jennifer already has a full time job as a manager of a downtown d.c. office building but she's taken a second job as a baby sitter. >> it's been great. it's been a great opportunity to be able to continue doing what i love to do, which is baby-sitting. >> reporter: but forest uses seeking sitters.com. the american university business school graduate is among the 7 million people in the country working two or more jobs. >> in this economy, it's tough and it's nice to have a little bit of extra money. >> reporter: seeking sitters started it because of her own trouble. >> my husband ethan was laid off and we decided if we're going to do it, we should do it now. >> reporter: while inflation has raised, wages have failed to keep pace. for uncle sam's nieces and nephews, the answer is not the great. more and more are struggling to find even one job. >> kay lynn brown and justin brown, i am still looking for a job. it is difficult to find employment these days. >> i have a second job. i feel blessed, definitely. >> reporter: layoffs may force more workers to take more work just to stay even
talked with jennifer openshaw, the ceo of the family financial network. she said sometimes, one income is the way to go, but you have to do the math first. >> let's take a look at this example. let's say the second person earns $50,000 in income. but you have maybe $10,000 to $15,000 in taxes. that leaves with you $35,000. but then let's not forget that we've got clothing costs. we've got transportation, maybe a car to get to our job. maybe we've got childcare expenses. if you take those combined, those can easily come to $15,000. and that can whittle that $35,000 net pay down to something like $20,000. and then of course, maybe you're thinking about, gosh, does it make sense to have somebody at home raising my kids versus me? those are some very real questions couples need to ask themselves. >> so this is something where people have to on an individual basis do the math and not make an assumption. i'm guessing, you mentioned some of the obvious costs. for any given family there may be other costs like you have a big yard and you have to hire someone to do the lawn because you're worki
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